finally came around to it, we opened up the possibility of adding certain
features like a phase button etc.
As this was
perfected, we saw the unit become far removed from a 1272 and more like a 1073
minus eq. Hence BAE (formerly Brent Averill Enterprises) 1073MP (mic pre).
- Phase reverse button.
- Impedance select between 1200 and 300 ohms.
- Direct input switch.
- Balanced line input
- 48v phantom power
- Same 283 amp card as 1073
- Same transformers as the 1073
- Same hand-wired modular construction that BAE is known for
- Two Class A preamps with direct inputs in a single rack
space with a power supply
- High Impedance direct input for guitar and synthesizer
- Output level control serves as gain trim between the 5 dB
steps on gain switch
- 70 db's of gain
- Balanced mic input and balanced +4 dB output are on XLR
connectors on the rear of the module.
- Similar Class A preamp as Neve™* 1073 equalizer/preamp
- Pad is an integral part of the gain switch same as Neve™* 1073
- Oversize remote power supply can operate up to four channels
- One-year warranty
- 10 Day satisfaction guarantee
preamp yields a really fat sound. It seems to add subharmonics to the low end
which makes the bottom end sound huge. It smoothes the top end, giving the
highs a silky sheen. The BAE 1073
slightly compresses transients, as well.
It is a smooth, fat, larger than life sound. An added bonus is to use the front-panel DI
inputs to fatten samples and synths and instruments. Balanced line-level inputs on the rear allow
for fattening and punching up entire mixes, or in a signal chain with other +4
gain knob (red Marconi) around 20 on the dial and set the output (gray knob)
fully clockwise. This gives you the highest headroom and cleanest signal path.
Every click is in 5db increments so if
one click is too hot, attenuate the output to get in between the 5db steps.
trick people like to do is to put the final mix through the direct inputs on
the front to get that harmonic distortion. To get even more of that Class A
output stage is to come out of channel 1 and into channel 2 then you have an
accumulative effect of that classic output stage.
* Neve is a
trademark or registered trademark of AMS-Neve LTD and BAE is not affiliated
with such entity.